Tuesday, June 20, 2017

‘Bro culture’ might be insidious, but it’s not unavoidable - YAHOO

by Áine Cain
Originally published: June 19, 2017
Publisher: yahoo.com 

Bros are wreaking havoc on businesses.

This week, Uber temporarily lost its CEO, saw a board member leave after making a sexist comment, and was sued by a rape victim who alleges the company improperly gained access to her medical records.

This isn’t the ride-hailing giant’s first tangle with controversy.

It’s been under a cloud since February, when former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published allegations about the company’s culture of harassment on her blog. Fowler’s bombshell mentions a supervisor who propositioned her for sex, an HR department reluctant to look into her complaints, and a workplace that appeared hostile to women.